Angels of Mercy: Nurses on the Battlefield
"Among the deeds of carnage, a soldier often finds another pair of hands, protecting and comforting, not only in spite of this soiled world, but right in the middle of it. Those hands belong to a nurse..."
This echapter looks at the topic of 'needing nurses' from a more historical perspective. By profiling and exploring significant nurses from varying points in history, the angelic and humanitarian attributes of nurses are unequivocally identified. A book on the 'worldwide' perspectives on nurses means that those nurses referenced in this chapter hail from a variety of locations and eras - from the Crimean War to the First & Second World Wars; the American Civil War to the Vietnam War.
- Florence Nightingale;
- Dorothea Dix;
- Nurse Edith Cavell;
- Clara Barton; &
- Sister Vivian Bullwinkel; (to name but a few)...